They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
Phil Anderson’s article “More Is Different” describes how different levels of complexity require new ways of thinking. And as the virus multiplies and spreads, that’s just what the human race desperately needs...
The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Video of the Week #65 October 18th, 2012: ISS Startrails - TRONized from Christoph Malin on Vimeo. From: ISS Startrails Video by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid .
Trails of acrid grey mist hang in the air. I use the front of my shirt as an impromptu gas mask as I cough out my drink order to the bartender. Passing through one of these repulsive clouds is an irritating game of “try not to breathe.” The saturated air inside has made it almost impossible for me to develop any knowledge of my city’s lively hole-in-the-wall bar scene, still skirting statewide smoking bans.For decades Surgeon General reports have communicated the health risks of smoking, and more recently the risks of second-hand smoke...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Deadly Octopus, Grand Central Station, CERN, Mr. Tiktaalik, being human, energy production on federal lands, and more.
- Glenn Starkman- To live and work at CERN - Krystal D'Costa - The Story of Grand Central Station and the Taming of Crowd - Katherine Harmon - Deadly Octopus Flashes Bright Blue Warning With Super-Reflective Skin [Video] - Jason G...
I've been away from writing here for a while, as recently I've been stuck into a very different type of writing - finishing up my thesis for my PhD.
I tackle this question in two very different ways, in two very different places this week.First, the latest in my BBC Future column, Uniquely Human, was published today: Is language unique to humans?...
The hustle and bustle that characterizes this space is more than a chaotic scramble to get somewhere, however: Grand Central Station represents an early exercise in New York City's history to contain and tame the Crowd...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - athletic ape, singing fish, teaching chemistry, Ada Lovelace, diatoms, oxytocin, and more.
- Elizabeth Preston - The Hazards of Being an Athletic Ape - Gary Stix - When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker - Ferris Jabr - What Singing Fish Reveal About Speech and Hearing - Melissa Gaskill - Counting Fish: Longlines, Lionfish and Liberty Ships - David Wogan - Energy policy is shaped by what you think about energy - John R...
First off, this study on a molecule tied to social interaction was conducted in animals. So I’m supposed to turn on the siren and the flashing red light here to let you know that the headline you just read might not apply in humans...
With the exception of the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid —and Big Mouth Billy Bass—fish do not spring to mind as the animal kingdom's most vocally gifted members.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Felix Baumgartner, Charlotte s Web, Sesame Street, DonorsChoose, Panspermia Paradox, Skin-Shedding Mice, and more.
As usual on Mondays, today we present the new Image of the Week!- Hilda Bastian - “Is anybody sane here?” said the psychiatrist to the journalists - David Ropeik - Could you look down from 24 miles up and jump?...
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